Scottish Football Season Long Betting Tips 2021-22 Season by Robert Ryan

Scottish Football Season Long Betting Tips 2021-22 Season by Robert Ryan

Vernon here:- I am delaying my season long football tips for the English leagues until the first transfer window has closed. As of right now, there are still too many unknowns regarding where some high profile footballers will play their football next season.

The EFL matches begin a week today and the Premier League the week after that. I will be sending out match by match tips before those games kick off.

But the Scootshi football action gets going this weekend so my respected north of the border tipster Robert Ryan is sending out his own personal season long bets for the Scottish season. As with my season long tips when they come along, you clearly should read what Robert has to say and then make your own mind up which of his bets you most like the look of.

I’ll hand over to him now.

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Welcome VG Subscribers to my Scottish preview. I hope this finds you well and ready to read my season long predictions for the leagues in Scotland.

Last season saw Rangers win the SPFL, Hibs finish 3rd and Hamilton eventually got relegated.

I wish I had tipped Rangers to top the league last season. I’d said at the time they were too short, I felt, to tip but, as a fan, I’d taken before the price got too short with my own personal bet.

Premiership 

Now Rangers are firm favourites to win the league at odds of 4/9 with William Hill.

Celtic 7/4. Celtic are rebuilding through their new boss Angelos Postecoglou.

He seems a very good coach by all accounts but it’s a lot to take on for him.

Rangers have had three years to build something with Steven Gerrard and his staff – and since I started writing this, Celtic have exited the Champions League.

Rangers are very strong favourites to retain the SPFL title and correctly so.

I have been fortunate, albeit with some Covid assistance, to call the last two league winners in the without Rangers and Celtic betting market.

Motherwell, prematurely, and then Hibernian last season.

Remarkably it has been quite a while (2016-17) since Aberdeen have got the best of the rest title (not an actual title, Mr Wenger).

Aberdeen are now without Derek McInnes but with ex-midfielder Stephen Glass in charge. Derek had had a successful time relatively speaking after winning Aberdeen their first trophy in 19 years and getting closer to Celtic. Arguably if they had kept up their form after Christmas then maybe they could have got closer to Celtic and the title in some of those seasons when Rangers were away on their lower league holiday. Indeed, it has been three seasons since they took third spot, never mind second.

I think it might be Aberdeen’s time to return there with Scott Brown as player-coach and with talent around him like Lewis Ferguson (if he stays) and Ross McCrorie, Aberdeen could have the strongest midfield outside of the Old Firm.

Aberdeen are 11/8 with Skybet to win the league in the WITHOUT Rangers and Celtic market.

The other bet that catches my eye in that same betting market is Hearts at 13/2 with Wiliam Hill to win the league WITHOUT Rangers/Celtic.

I see Hearts having a good season under a talented manager and a team ready to prove a point now that they are back in the top flight after that unfair relegation when the season before last was terminated prematurely due to the Covid pandemic. It’s my smaller outside bet.

SPFL Top 6 Finish

Hearts to finish in the top 6 at 5/4 is my NAP of the season (with Betfred)

SPFL Relegation 

Now down to the bottom of the table and (look away Cardiff fans). Malky Mackay has been appointed as manager of Ross County. I don’t think the gamble will pay off for the County chairman after his historical reputation now tarnishing him.

Ross County are 5/2 to finish bottom with various bookies and 3/1 with Betvictor.

Looking at other teams who might struggle Livingston to finish the season bottom is a decent price at 8/1 at BetVictor but really for me, with a lopsided squad and not one that cries out goals, St Mirren are far too big at 14/1 for the bottom spot.

That price is with McBookie and 10/1 with Bet365.

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Top Goalscorers in the SPFL

Kevin Nisbet – Hibernian 20/1 EACH WAY – BetVictor. Birmingham made a bid last January that was rejected, if he stays, he’ll score goals

Christian Ramirez – Aberdeen. 33/1 EACH WAY – BetVictor

Liam Boyce – Hearts. 33/1 EACH WAY – BetVictor – leads the line at Hearts and five years ago won top goalscorer for Ross County

Cedric Itten – Rangers. 20/1 EACH WAY – BetVictor. He struggled to settle in a new country last season but has had a good start to pre-season

Lewis Ferguson – Aberdeen. 80/1 EACH WAY – SkyBet – a goalscoring midfielder playing for Scott Brown who will say ‘off you go’

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Championship

Winner

As talented as the two managers are, in Tommy Wright and Brian Rice respectively, I’m not big on the two relegated teams in Kilmarnock and Hamilton when it comes to which side will top the league.

Dunfermline have made some really interesting additions to the squad and are 8/1 to win the league with SkyBet.

They have a respected coach Peter Grant in charge (ex West Ham and Norwich City) as manager after he has moved from Alloa.

Long term readers will know I am a long term admirer of Iain McCall at Partick Thistle and I am more than happy to back Thistle each way (or outright if you prefer) at 10/1 with SkyBet to win the league. They have made some good signings too after winning League 1.

Raith Rovers also very much catch the eye at 12/1 each way (or outright if you prefer) to win the league with SkyBet with a very credible manager in John McGlynn who gets Raith scoring and a 3rd placed finish last season.

League One and League Two

In League One, I am going in with the teams who have had the most investment in recent times.

Cove I have taken as a single at 9/4 (now 10/3) with BetVictor – to win the league.

Cove have a quality squad for that league and indeed were right up there last season, the wages they offer are very generous and the ambition they have is clear. They also convinced two ex Ross County midfielders to come to them in Iain Vigurs and Ross Draper.

Queens Park have revolutionised their squad since exiting their amateur status and have some players there who are arguably playing a level beneath themselves since their promotion from League 2. As you will see below, I have placed them in one of my League 1 & 2 doubles.

In League 2, I am really keen on Kelty Hearts. Rangers Reserves coach Kevin Thomson is now their manager and make no mistake, he’s left Rangers to prove himself as he wants to be Rangers first team manager one day.

Kelty Hearts are 5/6 with BetVictor now to win the league.

Edinburgh City are my 2nd favourites after recent high placing seasons too in case Kelty need more time to get it together.

I have tried to eek out the value. I now have placed my own bets combining the possible winners of Leagues 1 and 2. I have chanced various options.

Cove and Kelty as a double at around 7/1 with BetVictor

Cove and Edinburgh City at 29/1 – BetVictor

Kelty and Queens Park outright at 6/1 – with Boylesports

Edinburgh City and Queens at 23/1 – Boylesports

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Any Other Business

Notable mentions. If you feel Celtic may indeed struggle this season then you can get an exact order 1-2-3 finish of Rangers, Aberdeen and Celtic at 28/1 with SkyBet or Rangers, Hibs and Celtic at 40/1 with SkyBet.

Also this coming season you should be looking to put Nathan Austin of Kelty Hearts in your anytime goalscorer accumulators. The boy has been a goal machine over the last couple of seasons.

No bets for the first weekend of action north of the border. I’m interested to see how things pan out first.

All the best,

Robert

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